There hasn’t really been much to shout about for the Arsenal fans who pop into the Transfer Tavern on their way home from work. Well, positive things anyway.
Perhaps indicative of their season is the fact that key midfielder Santi Cazorla is finally making his return from injury, just as the title is officially out of reach for the Gunners.
As reported by ESPN, the silky Spaniard completed an hour in an under-21 clash with Blackburn Rovers last night, that saw the North London side reach the Division Two playoff final.
Barely the most prestigious of arenas to welcome the two time European Championship winner back to action, but encouraging nonetheless.
Having picked up a knee injury away at Norwich in November, the 31-year old has been blighted by an achilles problem that has derailed his comeback.
In his absence, his teammates have been unable to sustain the title challenge and faded away from winning any silverware with an alarming dip in form.
How big a blow was missing super Santi for so long?